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Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk

Riverview Park, St. Joseph, MI
The Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk raises funds to support Hospice at Home, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in Southwest Michigan. The race takes runners and walkers through Riverview Park’s scenic trails and wooded terrain. Chip timing will be used to determine winners for age divisions, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Pre-registration is encouraged at, as the first 500 registrants will receive Fit 4 Fall 5K shirts and goody bags.;

Gallop Glow 5k Walk/Run to support Magical Meadows

Winona Lake Indiana
Family 5k Walk/Run fun for everyone. Bring your best glowing gear. There will be food and prizes.

Register online at

Olde Farmers Fest 5K Run/Walk

Rolling Prairie, Indiana Elementary School
All proceeds from this 5k run and walk support the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church Food Pantry, which serves Kankakee, Wills, Galena and Hudson Townships. The course, which begins and ends at Rolling Prairie Elementary School, will meander throughout Rolling Prairie giving participants a flavor of our community.

Pam Pask

Run for the Brain 5K

Concord High School in Elkhart, IN
Our goal is to offer a fun way for the community to support student academic groups while also encouraging a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise.
Cost: $20. Includes a T-shirt (adult sizes only) and a goody bag
Register by August 8 to guarantee a T-shirt and goody bag at

Heather Bohn

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Howard Park, E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend
WALK TOWARD A CURE FOR BREAST CANCERJoin the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Take us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer. Join the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walk on Saturday, October 25, at Howard Park, E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the 5K walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the non-competitive, family-friendly event benefit breast cancer research and local breast cancer education and free patient/caregivers support programs. Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit to learn how you can help finish the fight.

Hanah Tepe: 574.257.9789 opt. 3

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Potowatomi Park, 500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. Ceremony starts at 2 p.m. and Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

Valparaiso Half Marathon

United Way of Porter County 951 Eastport Centre Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana
-Post-race festival with music and food. Water stations on course.
-Long sleeve technical race shirts for runners pre-registered before October 27.
-Computerized chip timing by T&H Timing. Split times at every mile.
-Flat and fast course with very few turns and intersections.
-All race proceeds go to the United Way of Porter County's high school council, the Power of Youth. Recognizing the teen self-esteem epidemic, the council funds community youth self-esteem programs.
Cost and Registration
-$40 before Monday, September 1st
-$45 Monday, September 1st through Wednesday, October 1st
-$50 Thursday, October 2nd through Saturday, November 8th
-$55 Race Day Registration: Sunday, November 9th
-Online registration ( expires at 4:00pm November 8th
-Event registration is 7:00-8:15am at United Way of Porter County
-Race shirts cannot be guaranteed for runners registered after Wednesday, October 27th.

Mackenna Dickt, 219-464-3585

SPA Women's Ministry Homes 8th Annual 5K Walk "THE WALK" & Run

Island Park in Elkhart
SPA’s 8th Annual 5K Walk “The Walk” & Run is a family friendly event that allows participants the chance to support a worthy cause! Enjoy the beauty of Island Park in the company of family and friends. Refreshments, activities, and prizes will be provided as part of your participation. To pre-register, contact Sandra Bontrager at 574-333-3150 or by August 1st. Go to to learn more about the impact of your support!

Sandra Bontrager 574-333-3150

Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Inc 5K Run/Walk

Candlewood Suites, 2567 W Marquette Woods Rd, Stevensville MI 49127
A run near Grand Mere State Park, Nature Trails and Michigan beaches. Enjoy the scenic wooded area of Ridge Road to Glenlord Beach. This is a flat course located along the beautiful lake shores in Stevensville. All proceeds support our 5 non profit programs.

Amanda Poirier

Barron Lake Triathlon presented by: Gurley Leep Hyundai Subaru

Howard Township Fire Department 2681 Detroit Rd. Niles, MI 49120
1st Annual Barron Lake Triathlon benefiting "Racing For Steve-O" foundation which raises funds to help support kids with special needs so they may participate in recreational activities.

Sarah Cira, (574) 807-1400

Running Wild: 5K trail run & 3K fun walk

St. Patrick’s County Park: Red Barn, South Bend, IN
Run/walk starts at 9am, registration begins at 8am
Run Pre-registration (with T-shirt) by August 5th: $25 OR (no T-shirt) by Aug. 14th: $20
Day of run: $25 individual (no T-shirt)
Walk Pre-registration by Aug. 14th: $15 individual/ $35 “Wild Herd” up to 4 people. Day of walk: $20 individual/ $40 “Wild Herd”
A FUNd-raising run and walk to benefit St. Joseph County Parks. Help us raise funds for park projects, including scholarships to help schools cover the cost of transportation to the parks for programs. Dogs on leashes are welcome for the family fun walk. Fun walk will have a nature scavenger hunt. Age division prizes for timed run. To register visit

Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828

Janet Kucharski Memorial Volleyball Tournament/Spaghetti Supper/5K Run/Walk

Aug 24, 2012 - Aug 25, 2012 Friday, Aug 24 4:30 to 7:00 pm, Saturday, Aug 25: 9 am

Grace Christian School, 325 N. M-140; Watervliet, MI 49098
Friday August 24th & Saturday August 25th 2012 mark the dates of the 3rd Annual Janet Kucharski Memorial Volleyball Tournaments & 5K Run/Walk, hosted by Grace Christian School. This event is held in memory of our dear friend and former colleague, Janet Kucharski, who lost her battle with breast cancer in February of 2010. To honor her memory, the monies collected from these events will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to “save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.” Donations to this foundation help provide free mammograms for women, who would otherwise be unable to afford this preventative and life-saving screening, and fund educational programs that supply answers to breast cancer patients, survivors, and anyone whose life is touched by breast cancer. In addition to supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a small portion of the proceeds will be donated to fund a $1000 scholarship in memory of Janet Kucharski. This scholarship was enacted to benefit a family of Grace Christian School directly affected by cancer, a long-term illness, or disability by giving them $1000 to assist with their tuition for the upcoming school year.
The weekend will begin on Friday August 24th with a Co-ed volleyball tournament at Grace Christian School, open to anyone in the community interested in participating in this event. Contact Jody Galens for information regarding registering your team for this event (269-208-4780 or During the volleyball tournament, a benefit spaghetti supper will also be served. The event will continue on Saturday as Grace, along with Hartford High School will be hosting a high school varsity volleyball tournament. That Saturday a 5K Run/Walk will also be held at Grace Christian School on a groomed trail through the property surrounding the school. Registration for the race will be on Friday, Aug.24 (4:30-7:30) and on Saturday at 8 am. Race forms may be picked up at Grace Christian School during office hours Monday-Thursday from 9-3 or printed off at and mailed to the school office at 325 N. M-140 Watervliet, MI 49098.

Jody Galens: 269-208-4780

North Webster Cemetery Walk 2012

Sep 9, 2012 1-3PM

North Webster Community Public Library, 301 N. Main St., North Webster, IN
Guided tours through the North Webster Cemetery where enactors portray local persons interred there. Tours leave the library every half hour. A fun and meaningful way to learn about local history and the people who lived, worked, and raised their families here. Refreshments and entertainment included. Sponsored by the North Webster Community Public Library’s Local History & Genealogy Center.

Beth Smith
Director of Local History & Genealogy Center
North Webster Community Public Library

5K Walk for South Sudan

Sep 8, 2012 Registration 8:30 a.m., Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 914 Lane Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085
The world’s newest nation was born on July 9, 2011, the Republic of South Sudan. It is one of the poorest and most undeveloped countries in the world. On Saturday September 8, 2012, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a 5K “Walk for South Sudan” to raise funds for the wages of the Southern Sudanese staff of Memorial Christian Hospital (MCH) in Werkok, South Sudan. MCH is the only medical facility in the Werkok area of South Sudan. It is owned and operated by Partners In Compassionate Care, a non-profit organization from Grand Rapids. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9:00. St. Pauls is located at 914 Lane Drive in St. Joseph. Please call for information or a sponsor form. Walkers can also register the day of the walk.

Diane Davidson (269) 429-2923

St Jude Children's Hospital Walk-a-Thon

Aug 11, 2012 Activities begin at 9am, Walk begins at 1pm, Event ends at 5pm

Lakeshore Baptist Church, 5411 Cleveland Ave, Stevensville, MI 49127
1st Annual St Jude Children's Hospital Walk-a-Thon
Activities include Face-painting, cake-walk, chipping contest, vendors, Basket voting, Dunk-tank, Live musical entertainment and much more. Great fun for the entire family

Tami Stevens (269) 556-9449 or
Amanda Stevens (269) 449-2961

"God Belongs In My City" Prayer Walk

Aug 25, 2012 11am

Civic Plaza in Downtown Elkhart
The event i s called "God Belongs In My City" Prayer Walk
We as Christians need to Stand Up and be Bold about what we believe in. We need to trust God and know that He has our backs. We may lose our jobs, money, friends, family and everything in between. Are you willing to lose all that for the ONE WHO MADE YOU? This is why me need God in our lives and in our cities.

We will be wearing T-shirts with the statement of "God Belongs In My City"

To order you shirts email us at

Facebook event link:…

They can call me at 917-804-6017 or email me at

Eddie Arevalo

5K for 5 Ways to Care, Child & Family Svc of SWMI 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run

Aug 25, 2012 Fun Run starts at 8:15, 5K Run/Walk starts at8:30

Candlewood Suites, 2567 W Marquette Woods Rd Stevensville MI 49127
Supports Adult Day Services, Safe Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence, West Michigan Guardianship, Link Youth Crisis Center, Homecare Services. Run is a mostly flat course along a scenic wooded area of Lake Michigan.

Register on line -
or at contact D Mannino @ 269-925-1725

Great Strides Walk

May 19, 2012 101am

Howard Park
Great Strides 5k walk benefitting the cystic fibrosis foundation

Jessica Baker 317-202-9210

4th Annual Rhema Riders Run for the Son

May 5, 2007 9 AM

Starting Point is... Fire Figthers Local #362 4025 Lincolnway West, South Bend, In
Christian Motorcycclists Association presents "Run for the Son," a 100 mile long motorcycle ride.
Registration is from 9 to 10:45 am. Ride begins at 11 am.
Coffee and donuts before ride.
Lunch provided after ride.
Door prizes!